Exil in Geneva
The Magnum group exhibition heads to Switzerland
The exhibition Exil eschews any form of historical, chronological or geographical order. The aim is to visualize the sheer number of international conflicts which have occurred since the Second World War, and the resultant masses of exiles and refugees. Similar in their fate, interchangeable in their columns, the refugees’ progress towards an uncertain future, uprooted, homeless, unwanted.
Exil is a co-production between Magnum Photos, Paris and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. The exhibit will address the themes of journey, displacement, and exile.
Around 300 photographs from the Magnum Photos archives, ranging from the Spanish war to the recent Syrian conflict, will be presented in an original and interactive way on wooden blocks which can be moved by the visitors.